Road freight

Transporting non-dangerous goods by road including regulations, guidance, funding opportunities, statistics, longer semi-trailer trial.


  1. Manage your vehicle operator licence

    Update your HGV or PSV operator licence (O licence), add more vehicles, increase your vehicle limit and add or remove a transport manager

  2. Apply for a vehicle operator licence

    Apply and pay for a HGV, PSV or interim operator licence (O licence) if you use vehicles to transport goods or passengers

  3. Pay the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) levy

    Register for the HGV levy and pre-pay your levy

  4. Being a goods vehicle operator

    Information about becoming a goods vehicle operator, getting a goods vehicle licence and complying with regulations

  5. Find a weighbridge

    Find your nearest weighbridge if you need to weigh your van, lorry, trailer, tractor or other vehicle

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit
  2. Allocation of ECMT haulage permits: guidance for hauliers
  3. International road haulage: operator licences and permits
  4. Moving goods by road
  5. Overhanging loads on vehicles
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News and communications

  1. Allscaff SW Ltd
  2. A W Cleaver Haulage Ltd, and Daniel Alexander Cleaver
  3. Stuart Lyons (haulage) Limited
  4. UNDER APPEAL: K J Hudson Machinery Services Ltd, Godfrey Pritchard and Kenneth Hudson
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Research and statistics

  1. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe (RORO)
  2. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: October 2017 to September 2018
  3. Domestic road freight activity (RFS01)
  4. International road freight activity (RFS02)
  5. Road freight statistics: April 2017 to March 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Senior Traffic Commissioner's Statutory Documents: 2018 revisions
  2. The last mile – a call for evidence
  3. Mode Shift Revenue Support Scheme: administrative changes
  4. Road haulage and driving in the EU post Brexit
  5. Mode shift benefit values: calculating benefits technical reports
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Longer semi-trailer trial evaluation: annual report 2017
  2. Insecure loads on curtain-sided vehicles (F0004882)
  3. Longer HGV semi-trailers
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